The Dorset Business Awards 2017 officially launches Thursday 6th of July

Open for entry 6th July

Dorset’s biggest celebration of business achievement is officially launched

Following a prestigious event held at The Italian Villa, Poole, the 2017 Dorset Business Awards were officially opened for entry.

Sponsors involved with the awards and more than 100 key members of the business community came together to launch the annual celebration of skills, achievements and innovations that Dorset has to offer.

The awards give local companies the ultimate opportunity to put their businesses in the spotlight and gain recognition for their successes. Acknowledgement can be given to thriving companies, prosperous entrepreneurs and ambitious employees all of which contribute to the region’s robust business community.

Organised by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo, the awards are also backed by the south’s leading radio station, Wave 105. Compromising of 12 award categories, including five new categories for 2017 which are: Business Leader of the Year, sponsored by Pure Networking and Dorset Chamber Commerce and Industry, Dorset Brand of the Year, sponsored by RT Brand Communications, Outstanding Contribution to Apprenticeships Award, sponsored by Sunseeker International Ltd, The Young Chamber Award, sponsored by Blue Sky Financial Planning and UK Exporter of the Year, sponsored by REID Steel. The Dorset Business Awards also welcomes Beales Gourmet and Luxury Care as new co-sponsors of the Outstanding Customer Service Award.

Seventa Events will be the gala dinner drinks reception sponsor and Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital will be the entertainment sponsor for the gala dinner evening. Brighter Productions has also come on board for the third year running as production sponsor of the awards. Rotary Wessex are this year’s trophy sponsor.

A complete list of this years categories can be found here.